Study: Britain Corruption on the Rise

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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An international monitoring group says institutional corruption in Britain is a growing threat and government responses to combat the problem are inadequate.

Transparency International's two-year study finds British political parties, prisons, parliament, and professional sports are areas most susceptible to corruption. The group cites political bribery, prison smuggling, and match-fixing as particular concerns.

While over a dozen government agencies and departments in Britain are tasked with fighting corruption, the study claims the overall response is uncoordinated and complacent.